This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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You want musicals? Come to Berlin! We've got: Mamma Mia, Blue Man Group and Hinterm Horizont!

01/01/2014 - 08/31/2015

A hands-on experience of history: What was life like under socialism, between the Wall and State Security, nudism and Spreewald gherkins?

08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015
Festival & set of events

Berlin's arts businesses are once again coordinating Berlin Art Week, September 15 - 20, 2015. The newly launched Berlin Art Week unites significant art fairs and...

Berlin Art Week - verschiedene Orte
09/15/2015 - 09/20/2015

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2015

In May 1945, World War II ended in Europe with the capitulation of the German Wehrmacht. Many countries mark this event as Victory Day. On the occasion of the 70th...

01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Musical with songs by Udo Jürgens, in German.

Tue, Thu, Fri 7.30p.m.
Wed 6.30p.m.
Sat 2.30p.m. + 7.30p.m.
Sun 2.30p.m.

Stage Theater des Westens
03/25/2015 - 09/27/2015
Alte Nationalgalerie
05/22/2015 - 09/20/2015

Heiko Stang's musical adaptation of Carl Zuckmayer's play "The Captain of Köpenick" takes place at the original site in Köpenick’s Townhall courtyard. Lyrics and...

Rathaus Köpenick(Rathaushof)
06/26/2015 - 08/30/2015

In July and August: Exhibition highlights, museums head outdoors, and festivals at / Finale: Long Night of Museums on 29 August

Diverse Orte in der gesamten Stadt
07/01/2015 - 08/31/2015

The European Maccabi Games is an international Jewish sport event similiar to the Olympic Games. Circa 2000 athletics from all over Europe will take part in the...

Olympiapark Berlin
07/27/2015 - 08/05/2015
Schloss Charlottenburg (Theaterbau)
08/22/2015 - 11/22/2015
Festival & set of events

With its program comprising live concerts, performances, talks, and readings by more than 60 acts »Pop-Kultur« shines a light on Berlin’s busy scene while meeting...

Berghain Panoramabar
08/26/2015 - 08/28/2015
Festival & set of events

Going to a museum late at night – that's the idea behind the "Long Night at the Museums" in Berlin. Several Berlin museums first came up with this idea in 1997 and...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
08/29/2015 - 6p.m.-2a.m.

Every year Britzer Garten invites to "Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air". For the 17th time a programme of classical music, garden art and fireworks display is...

Britzer Garten
08/29/2015 - 07.30p.m.

The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. His works have been widely reproduced, with many of the...

09/25/2015 - 01/24/2016
Festival & set of events

Once upon a time... wintertime is fairytale time! Once again, the Märchenland e.V. – the German Center for Fairytale Culture - presents story telling for children....

Verschiedene Orte
11/05/2015 - 11/22/2015

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, is moving to Berlin in December 2015 when...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/15/2015 - 12/12/2018
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style – with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in 2016! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
Trade fair & congress


City Cube Berlin
01/15/2016 - 01/24/2016
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is traditionally all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, film buffs from around the world – and, above all, some...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/11/2016 - 02/21/2016
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/06/2016 - 06/22/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Since 1996, the Carnival of Cultures has been celebrated every year on Pentecost (Whitsun) weekend in Kreuzberg, Berlin: opulent costumes, powerful makeup,...

05/13/2016 - 05/16/2016
Trade fair & congress

The International exhibition on aviation and space travel
has more than 1,100 exhibitors from around 40 countries show- casing planes and aerospace technologies...

Berlin ExpoCenter Airport
06/01/2016 - 06/04/2016
Fair, procession & parade

The Fête de la Musique takes off with more than 100 stage venues! This import hit from France encourages amateur musicians and professional musicians, young and old...

Verschiedene Orte
Trade fair & congress


City Cube Berlin
01/20/2017 - 01/29/2017
Festival & set of events

For 170 days, the IGA exhibition feautures projects concerning the future of urban parks and green areas (renewable energy sources, urban landscapes, etc.) from April...

IGA-Orte(Gärten der Welt, Wuhletal, Kienberg)
04/13/2017 - 10/15/2017
Trade fair & congress


City Cube Berlin
01/19/2018 - 01/28/2018

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Topographie des Terrors
12/09/2014 - 10/25/2015

From 18 April to 16 August 2015, C/O Berlin will present Genesis, an exhibitions of photographs by the French-Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado designed and...

C/O Berlin(im Amerika-Haus)
04/18/2015 - 08/16/2015

Architecture and urban design from the sixties still set their stamp on the Berlin townscape. Many key planning decisions were made in the sixties and some striking...

Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
05/29/2015 - 10/26/2015
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.